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PROCCER arrives in Brazil
Students participate in a training course in Brazil.

Sixty four Drug Treatment counselors from eight Brazilian States received a 160 hour Certificate Training course throughout last February. This training, geared towards the professionalization of Treatment Providers was conducted by the Brazilian Federation of Therapeutic Communities, FEBRACT, within the framework of the cooperative agreement signed between the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission through its Training and Certification Program known for its acronym, PROCCER, and the Federation.

CICAD’ s Training and Certification Program aims to optimize the quality of treatment services for drug dependent individuals through the training of evidence based treatment techniques to frontline drug treatment service providers. 

PROCCERPROCCER responds to the need to strengthen, disseminate and institutionalize systematic training in drug abuse prevention and treatment through the establishment of certification mechanisms and the development of effective prevention and treatment models and approaches for at-risk populations in the hemisphere, especially youth at risk and people suffering from substance use disorders.  It draws upon the experience of service delivery agencies in the United States and Latin America, and is designed to foster the development of local training capacity. 

The program includes the participation of more than 20 Member States and the involvement of  their key governmental, non-governmental and community-based institutions in research and needs assessment activities; capacity development efforts, policy, strategy and prevention and treatment training and practice implementation; program implementation, evaluation, quality improvement and sustainability activities. 

During 2011, more than 800 Brazilian drug treatment counselors working in FEBRACT member institutions were trained. 120 additional counselors have been trained during the months of January and February 2012, with the projection of training 1000 front line treatment personnel by the end of the year.


OAS Training Institutes of Foreign Affairs on Trafficking in Persons in Kingston, Jamaica

Report on two day conference held in St. Kitts & Nevis entitled “Confronting the Challenges of Youth Crime and Violence in Society: Defining a Multi-Sectoral Response.”

June 24, 2009
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